Ethanol-blended gasoline will be 40 cents less per gallon on June 2 at The Gas Stop in Miller, S.D., during a Yellow Dime Promotion. The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) is co-sponsoring the event along with the First State Bank of Miller and The Gas Stop. The promotion will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Motorists who chose ethanol-blended fuel during the promotion will receive four yellow dimes back for every gallon of ethanol they purchase. The yellow dimes handed out during the event will circulate throughout the community, showing the impact of corn and ethanol production on the local economy.
The Yellow Dime event will allow motorists to save 40 cents a gallon on ethanol blended fuel. A radio remote through Dakota Radio Group will broadcast live during the event.
“The Gas Stop will offer tremendous savings during their Yellow Dime promotion on June 2 and at the same time they are demonstrating the benefits of ethanol and its impact in local communities. Ethanol is a clean-burning fuel that will lessen our dependence on foreign oil and it’s a good way to keep the farming community strong and healthy,” said Bill Chase, corn producer from Wolsey, S.D. and board member for the SDCGA.
South Dakota has 11 plants producing ethanol in Scotland, Aberdeen, Huron, Wentworth, Big Stone City, Watertown, Groton, Chancellor, Aurora, Rosholt and Hudson. It is projected that with new plants coming on line and expansions planned, South Dakota will produce an estimated 675 million gallons of ethanol per year by 2007.